06 June 2005


First day back at work after a week's holiday. Always a bit disorientating, I normally try to forget what it is I do there as soon as I leave the office, this usually works if I'm away for more than a couple of days. It means however, if my boss tries to tell me what I missed while I was away, the morning I get back, I am sat there staring at her blankly, while my brain whirrs furiously as I desperately try to remember what it is exactly they pay me to do. I need the morning to compress down from that feeling of being as light as air and back to the one of being a wage slave working for the man.

My usual compression method is to start wading through all the e-mails sat there waiting for me on my computer. 108 this morning, that's not bad for a 4 day week. Most of them can be deleted immediately, a few are work ones for latter reveiw and a few decent funnies worth keeping or forwarding. I found this one moderately amusing.

Posted by Hello

By this time it's normally all coming back to me, then I trawl through the intranet to see if there is any thing I should know about as a caring sharing line manager and more importantly if there are any jobs worth applying for.

Then I get the trays out... and I'm back to work.

Although I have just wittered on about work, this blog will not be work related for several reasons.
  • Although what I do has interest to me it will not be interesting to you. Trust me, it's not even that interesting to me, certainly not enough for me blog about it.
  • I don't want to betray confidences, even by accident.
  • I want to keep some mystery about myself.
I do work with a lot of engineers though!


  1. Sounds like a good device for resetting engineers. We'd implement it at my workplace, if our users could tell one end of a tool from the other. :-)

  2. Hi Becky,

    One of the ladies in the office has brought one in. Just seeing if we can get an easy access case made for it!


  3. Charlotte D ;-)09 June, 2005

    I have seen you at work hon and it is a sight to behold, Rodin had nothing on you when he created The Thinker (http://www.musee-rodin.fr/welcome.htm.)

    Although he did miss the one critical survival tactic of the Dilbert Generation...escaping the cubicle to go and stand outside in all weathers to blow smoke rings at the sky and bitch about those indoors taking the opportunity to bitch about you.

    Love the Blog